5 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) United Service Organizations (U.S.).

  1. Joint Army and Navy Committee on Welfare and Recreation, Sub-Committee on Music papers, 1920-1950

    approximately 9,800 items. 30 boxes. 15 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Joint Army and Navy Committee on Welfare and Recreation, Sub-Committee on Music was established in 1942 to attend to the morale of military personnel through the provision of music materials and the support of bands at various levels – camp, fort, field unit, and individual performer. Library of Congress Music Division chief Harold Spivacke served as the Sub-Committee chairman. These files document his role and that of his staff in this war effort through correspondence, photographs, memoranda, notated music and lead sheets, reports, songbooks, and technical and training manuals.

  2. Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine collection, 1918-1992

    approximately 86,950 items. 790 containers. 253 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Danny Kaye (1911-1987) was an American actor, singer, dancer, comedian, and humanitarian. His wife, Sylvia Fine (1913-1991), was an American lyricist, composer, writer, lecturer, and producer. The collection, which documents their lives and careers, contains printed and manuscript music, scripts, correspondence, business and financial papers, promotional and publicity materials, speeches, oral history transcripts, photographs, scrapbooks, programs, posters, honors, and realia.

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    Some or all content stored offsite.

  3. Andre Kostelanetz collection, 1922-1984

    approximately 150,000 items. 1293 containers. 7 mapcase folders. 401 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Andre Kostelanetz was a conductor, arranger, and pianist known for juxtaposing popular and classical repertoire in radio broadcasts and concert performances with some of the world's leading orchestras. He also commissioned several compositions which have since become staples in the orchestral repertoire, including works by Aaron Copland, William Schuman, and Jerome Kern. The collection consists of his musical arrangements, correspondence, business papers, programs, photographs, clippings, and scrapbooks, documenting his 50-plus-year career in the United States. It also includes materials related to the career of Kostelanetz's first wife, soprano Lily Pons.

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    Some or all content stored offsite.

  4. Rena Robbins collection, 1942-1945 : Veterans History Project (U.S.)

    9 photographs.. 40 letters (158 pages). -- Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection includes photographs and correspondence written by Rena Robbins to her parents about her experiences as a United Service Organizations (USO) performer during World War II.

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  5. Pearl Bailey papers, 1931, 1950-1992

    approximately 13,370 items. 158 containers. 3 mapcase folders. 71 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Pearl Bailey was an American singer and actress who established herself as a prominent nightclub entertainer on the East Coast during the mid-twentieth century. She also appeared in several Broadway productions, including House of Flowers and Hello, Dolly! Bailey also starred as Maria in the 1959 filmed production of Porgy and Bess. She later hosted her own televised variety series, the Pearl Bailey Show, in 1971. The collection documents her career through academic work, awards and honors, clippings, correspondence, music, photographs, scrapbooks, scripts, and writings.